Meaning of “flashlight” in the English Dictionary

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"flashlight" in British English

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flashlightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflæʃ.laɪt/ us /ˈflæʃ.laɪt/ US UK torch

B2 a small light that is held in the hand and usually gets its power from batteries :

She shone the flashlight into the dark room.

(Definition of “flashlight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flashlight" in American English

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flashlightnoun [ C ]

us /ˈflæʃˌlɑɪt/

a small electric light you can carry in your hand

(Definition of “flashlight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)